7 Healthy Morning Smoothies You Need to Make for Breakfast
Healthy Morning Smoothies
Admit it: Oversleeping happens. But having a time-crunched, frazzled morning doesn't mean you should skimp out on breakfast. "It's so important to have a good source of protein in the morning—like low-fat milk, Greek yogurt, or soy milk—to help keep you full and satisfied," says Shoshana Werber, R.D. Luckily, these seven healthy morning smoothies pack enough protein punch that you can slurp them down knowing you're doing good for your body—now and later.
Blueberry Spinach Breakfast Smoothie
"Berries are always a great fruit—fresh or frozen—to add to smoothies because they are very high in antioxidants and a good source of fiber," Werber says. "Blueberries are low in calories, high in fiber, and contain vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese. They're one of the highest-ranking sources of antioxidants, making them a great disease-fighting fruit." An extra scoop? Don't mind if we do.
Almond Breakfast Smoothie
"If you prefer almond milk or coconut milk, it's a good idea to add some nut butter or protein powder to your smoothie, since coconut milk and almond milk have less protein than cow's milk or soy milk," Werber says. This morning smoothie? It's got almond butter and almond milk.
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie
"Avoid juice and use fresh or frozen fruit—whether it be berries, mangoes, or pineapples—to decrease added sugars and increase fiber content," Werber says. "Bananas are an easy smoothie addition and a good source of potassium."
Peanut Butter and Jelly Protein Smoothie
PB&J for breakfast? Trust us. You'll have no problem slurping this morning smoothie down—and that scoop of protein powder will keep you satisfied up until lunchtime.
Intense Workout High-Protein Smoothie
"Adding a healthy fat like nuts or nut butters is a good way to add flavor and keep you satiated for longer," Werber says. So if you tend to feel hungry soon after a smoothie, try a morning protein smoothie like this one. You can use hazelnut butter or peanut butter for this recipe.
Orange Protein Smoothie
"Greek yogurt is a great way to add a creamy texture, plus protein, calcium, potassium, vitamin D, and vitamin B12," Werber says. "But avoid yogurts with added sugars and fruit on the bottom."
Happy Digestion Smoothie
Everyone's favorite fruit gives this morning green smoothie it's color. "Avocados add a smooth, creamy texture and healthy fat source to smoothies," Werber says. "This is a good option for people who are allergic to nuts or seeds."